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Desperate Remedies By Thomas Hardy

Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy

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Summary

A tale of mystery, entanglement, surprise and moral obliquity in which Cytherea has taken a position as lady's maid to the eccentric arch-intriguer, Miss Aldclyffe. On discovering that the man she loves, Edward Springrove, is already engaged to his cousin, Cytherea comes under the influence of Miss Aldclyffe's steward Manston.

Desperate Remedies Summary

Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy

Hardy described Desperate Remedies as a tale of 'mystery, entanglement, surprise and moral obliquity'.

Cytherea has taken a position as lady's maid to the eccentric arch-intriguer Miss Aldclyffe. On discovering that the man she loves, Edward Springrove, is already engaged to his cousin, Cytherea comes under the influence of Miss Aldclyffe's fascinating, manipulative steward Manston.
Blackmail, murder and romance are among the ingredients of Hardy's first published novel, and in it he draws blithely on the 'sensation novel' perfected by Wilkie Collins. Several perceptive critics praised the author as a novelist with a future when Desperate Remedies appeared anonymously in 1871. In its depiction of country life and insight into psychology and sexuality it already bears the unmistakable imprint of Hardy's genius.

About Thomas Hardy

THOMAS HARDY (1840-1928) was recognized, and even revered, as the major literary figure of his time by his contemporaries. Most of his major novels are available in Penguin Classics.

MARY RIMMER is Associate Professor of English at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. She has written extensively on Hardy, and is currently writing a book on narrative voice in Hardy.

Additional information

GOR001293426
9780140435238
0140435239
Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1998-02-26
512
N/A
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